And I Shall Love You

And I Shall Love You

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers


And I Shall Love You

 


 

I may never write an American novel,
or win a Pulitzer prize.
I may never see Paris in the spring
or smell sweetly
the golden Iowa wheat.

But l shall love you…

And that is as clear to me as the Colorado mountains.
It is as pure to me as a Minnesota snow
and the perpetual rains that fall
in Seattle.

And while you are near
with the brilliance of a million stars in the sky
l will hold you,
longer than the Pacific is deep.
I will treasure you more than any jewel,
and remain yours
far beyond the pyramids of time.

And l will love you.

That is as clear to me as the Colorado mountains.
As pure to me as a Minnesota snow.

 

 

 

 

 

photography by Stefan Beutler

 

 

© 2015 Kelly Scheppers


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This is very beautiful and heart-warming.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

I am deeply flattered you enjoyed it, Kimberly...thank you so much!
Flows as a sail on the airy ocean blue. Feel every emotion coming off this beautiful piece.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

I had a most wonderful inspiration, looking at THAT photograph! Thank you!
BlackRose

4 Years Ago

Sometimes looking at a photo does that to me too. A photo can speak a thousand words. Your welcome! .. read more
This is beautiful. I can really feel your affections coming through. Made me think of the person I love. Your imagery is beautiful, as well as your choice of words. I can visualize what you're saying and its wonderful. Great job :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

Your words warm my heart, thank you for the kind review!
Ok... I think I have just found my new favorite of yours.
this is so beautiful and heart warming

Simply lovely sentiments.

Trace.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

Great to see you, Trace...thanks so much!
Marvelous images inspired from the blissfully enthralling photograph is enticing poetry in no small measure, Kelly, and when such powerfully deep and rousing emotional nuances from your words are combined, they release an aura that permeates all through the senses, completely into the hungry core.

So intently is the effect of your scintillating poetry, that one is left to wonder from whence these spells of enchantment are derived, that sing and flow so tenderly, sensually, and sweetly from your mind, heart, and soul … ahhh, but why question the rare glory of sheer loveliness, when it is created through blending the splendour of Nature's colors, hues, and textures into those of human desire and yearnings.

Thank you, Dear Poetess, for showing us what love poetry was created for! ⁓ Richard



Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

I feel blessed, that in some small way, I have made an attempt to compliment the genius of Stefan Be.. read more
Richard 🍃

4 Years Ago

Of course, Kelly.
dear Kelly, your poetry is as gentle as
newly falling snow or a bud appearing
in the Spring, as though an orchestra were
playing our heart's desire by an evening fire.
Amen, truly, Pat

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

I love your analogy, Pat...thank you. My heart is full!
Patricia Wedel

4 Years Ago

Kelly... your poetry is as amazing as the
purple mountains majesty... as pure as
the.. read more
Monumental in its statement on loving another. I love the style of your prose so deeply embedded with authenticity, rich imagery and one hell of an image.

regards,
al

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

Isn't it gorgeous? That's what I call perfection...thank you, my dear Alfred! Kisses for your babi.. read more
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A lovely poem. I would call it the American Love Anthem!!
The imagery is precious and very beautiful my friend. You are a well of inspiration!!
xo

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

I am smiling big, no, bigger than I ever have...and it's all because of YOU! x
So majestic :-) ! I enjoyed every word, thank you for sharing!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

...and thank you for your review, Shae!
This is just so utterly romantic!!

The blend of nature's imagery with the longing and the depth of your romance is so seamless and perfectly done.

Splendidly done!



Posted 4 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Years Ago

You've made my day, Rubie...always a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you!

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Tags: love, euphoria, stars, sky, ocean, pyramids, mountains, rain, snow

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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